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State’s History Educators To Meet At U.Va. March 11

February 23, 2000 -- "New Perspectives in Teaching History" is the theme of a daylong conference of historians at the University of Virginia on Saturday, March 11. The annual conference of the Virginia Council for History Education, whose goal is to enhance the teaching of history in schools and colleges, will draw teachers from around the state. It will be held in Ruffner Hall beginning with registration from 8:15-9 a.m. in the lobby.

William Leuchtenburg, the Kenan Professor of American History at the University of North Carolina and former president of both the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians, will open the conference with an address on "The American Presidency from McKinley to Clinton."

In a subsequent session two social science supervisors -- Loretta Hannum from Williamsburg-James City County schools and Rebecca Hayes from Fauquier County schools -- will review the development of Virginia’s "Standards of Learning" and the implications for what teachers do in their classrooms.

Other sessions will focus on such topics as the uses of digital history in the classroom; new research on the Virginia frontier; and the Reconstruction era following the Civil War.

The conference is free and open to the public.

For further information, contact the conference organizer, Robert D. Cross, U.Va. professor of history emeritus, at (804) 977-4708 or rdc9u@virginia.edu.

Contact: Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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